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Main Title Microenvironmental Factors Related to Californians' Potential Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS).
Author Robinson, J. P. ; Switzer, P. ; Ott, W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Statistics. ;Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Sociology.
Publisher Aug 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/R-94/116;
Stock Number PB94-214814
Additional Subjects California ; Tobacco smoke ; Environmental exposure ; Air pollution monitoring ; Air pollution sources ; Cigarette smoking ; Emission factors ; Human activities ; Indoor air pollution ; Demographic analysis ; Particulates ; Public health ; Risk assessment ; Multivariate analysis ; Microenvironments ; Activity patterns
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-214814 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 55p
Using the 1987-88 California Activity Pattern (CAP) Survey, the report examines various microenvironmental aspects of personal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) that were not explored in earlier reports. These topics include: (1) predictors of those individuals with the highest ETS exposures, (2) daily activities and locations associated with higher and lower amounts of ETS exposure, with special emphasis on the workplace, (3) ETS exposure for persons in those locations with exposure to other sources (for example, gasoline, gas stoves, or chemicals at the workplace). From a multivariate analysis, the report concludes: (1) education remains a major demographic predictor of potential ETS exposure among individuals; (2) time spent working was a major and consistent correlate of exposure to ETS, while drinking at bars/lounges and eating out at restaurants also were significant correlates of ETS exposure; (3) respondents who reported the presence of dust particles at work also reported significantly higher ETS exposure and were exposed to other potential pollutant sources as well. These analysis generally confirm the important role of workplace factors in the public's exposure to ETS.